Sun International Album Discography, Part 2
by David Edwards, Randy Watts and Mike Callahan
Last update: November 16, 2009

The Sun International 1000 series was a late bloomer, starting almost a decade after the 100 series. Many of the albums in this series were issued on both gold vinyl and black vinyl. The series started with the controversial Elvis album called The Sun Years, and after a minor bit of legal manoeuvering, the series settled down to the usual stuff.

Interestingly, almost all the albums in the 100 and 1000 series (as well as albums in Singleton's sister Plantation and SSS labels) had the following promise on the back cover: "This record is guaranteed against all defects including breakage, wearing out, or any dissatisfaction on the part of the purchaser. If this recording should become unsatisfactory in any manner, it is guaranteed for life. You may return this record to The Shelby Singleton Corporation, 3106 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37212 with one dollar for postage and handling and we shall replace it free of charge." It is not known how many customers took them up on this offer, but it was probably not very many. Whether the guarantee is still in force is unknown. "Lifetimes" tend to be relative, these days.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Sun Records, which is currently owned by Shelby Singleton. Should you want to contact Sun, or should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 1997, 1999, 2009 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents

SUN 1000 Series:

SUN-1000 - Golden Rock and Roll - Jerry Lee Lewis [1977] Issued on both gold and black vinyl. Whole Lotta Twistin' Goin' On/Rock and Roll Ruby/Sick and Tired/When I Get Paid/The Return of Jerry Lee/Milk Shake Mademoiselle/Pumping Piano Rock/Let the Good Times Roll/Livin' Lovin' Wreck/Feel So Good/High Powered Woman/Hello Hello Baby/My Bonnie/Ubangi Stomp/Hong Kong Blues/I've Been Twistin'/Ooby Dooby/My Quadroon/Rockin' the Boat of Love/Lewis Boogie

SUN-1001 - The Sun Years - Elvis Presley [1977] This record was forced off the market by a lawsuit by RCA Victor. There are at least 2 versions of this album. One has a creme colored cover that contains a record with the original 50's design of Sun labels, another version has a yellow cover with the standard Sun International labels. Side 1 Contains parts from actual recording sessions with the voice of Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley/Side 2 Contains interviews by Jay Thompson at Wichita Falls, Texas, Charlie Walker at San Antonio, Texas talking to Elvis Presley.

SUN-1002 - Superbilly - Johnny Cash [1977] Also issued in gold vinyl. I Walk the Line/Folsom Prison Blues/Guess Things Happen That Way/Ballad of A Teenage Queen/Big River/There You Go/Give My Love to Rose/Hey Porter/Get Rhythm/Cry, Cry, Cry/Luther Played the Boogie/Katy Too/You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven/So Doggone Lonesome/Train of Love/Country Boy/Rock Island Line/The Wreck of the Old 97/The Ways of a Woman In Love/Home of the Blues

SUN-1003 - Twenty Golden Hits - Charlie Rich [1977] Another Place I Can't Go/Break Up/C.C. Rider/Caught in the Middle/Gentle as a Lamb/You're Gonna Be Waitin'/Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair/Lonely Weekends/My Baby Done Left Me/My Heart Cries for You/Philadelphia Baby/School Days/Sittin' and Thinkin'/Stay/That's How Much I Love You/There Won't Be Anymore/Unchained Melody/The Weddings Over/Whirlwind/Who Will the Next Fool Be

SUN-1004 - Rockabilly - Sleepy LaBeef [1977] Let's Turn Back the Years/Good Rockin' Boogie/From A Jack to A King/Stay All Night, Stay a Little Longer/Blue Moon of Kentucky/Send Me Some Lovin'/Corina, Corina/Long Tall Texan/You Can Have Her/Raining in My Heart/I'll Keep On Lovin' You/Baby Let's Play House/Mathilda/Matchbox/I'm the Man/Young Fashion Ways/What Am I Living For/Put Your Arms Around Me/Polk Salad Annie

SUN-1005 - The Original Jerry Lee Lewis - Jerry Lee Lewis [1977] Also issued on gold vinyl. Crazy Arms/End of the Road/It'll Be Me/Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On/You Win Again/Great Balls of Fire/Down the Line/Breathless/High School Confidential/Fools Like Me/Break Up/I'll Make It All Up to You/Lovin' Up a Storm/Big Blon Baby/Livin' Lovin' Wreck/What'd I Say

SUN-1006 - The Original Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash [1977] Don't Make Me Go/Next in Line/Home of the Blues/Give My Love to Rose/Guess Things Happen That Way/Come My Stranger/The Ways of a Woman in Love/You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven/I Just Thought You'd Like to Know/It's Just About Time/You Tell Me/Good-bye Little Darling/The Story of a Broken Heart/down the Street to 301/Blue Train/Born to Lose

SUN-1007 - The Original Charlie Rich - Charlie Rich [1977] Whirlwind/Philadelphia Baby/Rebound/Big Man/Lonely Weekends/Everything I Do is Wrong/Sad News/Red Man/Who Will the Next Fool Be/Caught in the Middle/Easy Money/Midnite Blues/Sittin' and Thinkin'/I Finally Found Out/There's Another Place I Can't Go/I Need Your Love

SUN-1008 -

SUN-1009 -

SUN-1010 - Sun Rockabilly's Volume 1 - Various Artists [1978] How Come You Do Me - Junior Thompson/Jukebox, Help Me Find My Baby - Rhythm Rockers/Truckin' Down the Avenue - Sonny Burgess/Listen to Me Baby - Smokey Joe Baugh/Your Lovin' Man - Vernon Taylor/Blues Blues Blues - Hayden Thompson/Fairlane Rock - Hayden Thompson/Willing and Ready - Ray Smith/Shake Around - Ray Smith/Baby That's Good - Edwin Bruce/Miss Pearl - Jimmy Wages/Fine Little Baby - Dick Penner/I'll Change My Ways - Danny Stewart/Never Did - Don Hosea/John Henry - Don Hosea

SUN-1011 - Duets - Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends [1978] This record is very deceptive, it tries to give the impression that these recordings are by Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, actually they are the standard released versions of the Jerry Lee Lewis songs with Elvis imitators (actually Jimmy Ellis and Charlie Rich) singing along. Save the Last Dance For Me/Sweet Little Sixteen/I Love You Because/C.C. Rider/Am I To Be the One/Sail Away//Cold Cold Heart/Hello Josephine/it Won't Happen With Me/What'd I Say/Good Golly Miss Molly

SUN-1012 - Orion Reborn - Orion (Jimmy Ellis) [1978] Also issued on gold vinyl. First cover is white ("Coffin cover") and second is blue. Honey/Lover Please/Got You On My Mind/Mona Lisa/Before The Next Teardrop Falls//Ebony Eyes/Washing Machine Baby/Baby I Still Love You/You Can Have Her/Lonesome Angel

SUN-1013 -

SUN-1014 - Downhome Rockabilly - Sleepy LaBeef [1979] Boogie Woogie County Girl/Red Hot/Jack And Jill Boogie/Mystery Train/Rock And Roll Ruby/Blues Stay Away From Me/Flying Saucers Rock And Roll/Tore Up/Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor/There Is Something On Your Mind/Shotgun Boogie/Big Boss Man

SUN-1015 - Desert Rock - Rodney Lay & Wild West [1979] Also issued on gold vinyl. Shenandoah/Cimarron (Roll On)/Streets Of Laredo/Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Red River Valley/Back In The Saddle Again/Cool Water/Home On The Range/High Noon/Chisholm Trail

SUN-1016 - Don't Mess With My Ducktail - Hank C. Burnette [1979] Also issued on gold vinyl. Previously released in the United Kingdom in 1976 by the Sonet label. Spinning Rock Boogie/Your Driver's License Please/Riders In The Sky/Blue Moon/Hank's '97/Come On Little Mama/Don't Mess With My Ducktail/Fools Like Me/Gold In The Morning Sun/Rockin' Daddy/Peggy Sue/Rock-Ola-Jive

SUN-1017 - Sunrise - Orion (Jimmy Ellis) [1979] Also issued on gold vinyl. Secret Love/You Can't Judge A Book/San Francisco Is A Lonely Town/Then I'll Be Over You/I Heard You Talkin' With Your Eyes/Stranger In My Place/I Hear You Knocking/Turn Around Look At Me/Baby You Got It/It Ain't No Mystery

SUN-1018 - Trio+ - Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins & Charlie Rich [1978] Also issued on gold vinyl. Features standard records by the artists mentioned, plus overdubs during the instrumental breaks, probably by Jimmy Ellis (Orion). Be Bop A Lula - Jerry Lee Lewis (E, with stereo overdub)/On My Knees - Charlie Rich (S)/Dixie Fried - Carl Perkins (E, with stereo overdub)/Gentle As A Lamb - Charlie Rich (S)/Money - Jerry Lee Lewis (S)//Breakup - Charlie Rich (S)/Matchbox - Carl Perkins (E, with stereo overdub)/Good Rockin' Tonight - Jerry Lee Lewis (E)/Gone Gone Gone - Carl Perkins (E, with stereo overdub)/Sittin' And Thinkin' - Charlie Rich (S)

SUN-1019 - Orion Country - Orion (Jimmy Ellis) [1980] Also issued on gold vinyl. Texas Tea/Faded Love/What Did I Promise Her Last Night/Green Green Grass Of Home/Crazy Arms/Send Me The Pillow You Dream On/Help Me Make It Through The Night/Release Me/Please Help Me I'm Falling/The Long Black Veil/Am I That Easy To Forget

SUN-1020 - Interstate Gold - Dave Dudley [1980] Also issued on gold vinyl. White Line Fever/How Fast Them Trucks Can Go/Girl On The Billboard/Truck Drivin' Man/Give Me Forty Acres/Eastbound And Down/Movin' On/A Tombstone Every Mile/Freightline Fever/The Last Run

SUN-1021 - Rockabilly - Orion (Jimmy Ellis) [1980] Also issued on gold vinyl. Rockabilly Rebel/See You Later, Alligator/Susie Q/I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday/Rockin' Little Angel/Crazy Little Thing Called Love/Long Tall Sally/Memphis Sun/Peggy Sue/Matchbox

SUN-1022 - Rockabilly Nuggets - Rodney Lay & Wild West [1980] Also issued on gold vinyl. Down On The Farm/Party Doll/Nashville Connection/Oh Boy/Wake Up Little Susie/Rock Around The Clock/Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu/Thirty Days/Reelin' And Rockin'/Sea Cruise/Heartbreak Hill

SUN-1023 -

SUN-1024 - Diesel Duets - Dave Dudley & Charlie Douglas [1980] Also issued on gold vinyl. There's A Lot To Do In Vegas (Don't Cha Know)/Rovin' Record Spinner And The Singin' Truck Driver/New York Joe And Redneck Tennessee/Radar Blues/The Gearjammer And The Hobo/Where's The Truck?/D.J. Memphis Joe/Sleeper Cab Blues/Big Fanny/Pinball Machine

SUN-1025 - Glory - Orion (Jimmy Ellis) [1980] Also issued on gold vinyl. Where He Leads Me/Sweet Hour Of Prayer/I Surrender All/Peace In The Valley/It Is No Secret/I Believe/He Touched Me/Softly And Tenderly/Where No One Stands Alone/Just A Closer Walk With Thee

SUN-1026 - King of the Road - Dave Dudley [1981] Also issued on gold vinyl. King Of The Road/John Henry/Eagle/Pick 'Em Up/Where Did Everybody Go/Driver/Maybe I Can/Rolaids, Doan's Pills And Preparation H/Cowboy, You're America/Nothin' For A Dollar Blues

SUN-1027 - Silent Partners - Rodney Lay [1981] Also issued on gold vinyl. Love On The Sly/Silent Partners/Close/Seven Days Come Sunday/Goodbye Sweet Virginia/Ain't No Doubt About It/Stolen Wine/Again/Marriage On The Rocks/The Reins Of Love

SUN-1028 - Fresh Orion - Orion (Jimmy Ellis) [1981] Also issued on gold vinyl. There's No Easy Way/Baby Please Say Yes/Born/If I Can't Have You/Ain't No Good/Some You Win, Some You Lose/Look Me Up (And Lay It On Me)/Old Mexico/Rainbow Maker/Anybody Out There

SUN-1029 -

SUN-1030 -

SUN-1031 -

Note: The following five albums have replicas of the original Memphis Sun label rather than the Shelby Singleton version.

SUN-1032 - Special Collector's Edition Album from Rockin' Records - Various Artists [1986] Limited Edition, only 600 made. Heaven Or Fire - Dusty Brooks & His Tones/Gonna Dance All Night - Hardrock Gunter/The Woodchuck - Billy "The Kid" Emerson/Every Night - Jones Brothers/Movie Magg - Carl Perkins/I Feel So Worried - Sammy Lewis & The Willie Johnson Combo/Sitting By My Window - Five Tinos/There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong - Miller Sisters//Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison/Welcome To The Club - Jean Chapel/Fools Hall Of Fame - Rudi Richardson/Your Honey Love - Dick Penner/Dreamy Nights - Dickey Lee/Right Behind You Baby - Ray Smith/I Was A Fool - Ken Cook/Open The Door Richard - Ernie Barton

SUN 1033 - Collector's Edition Album from Rockin' Records, Vol 2 - Various Artists [1988] Limited edition, only 1,000 made. Flat Tire - Johnny London/Tears And Wine - Dusty Brooks & His Tones/Fallen Angel - Hardrock Gunter/Split Personality - Bill Taylor & Smokey Joe With Clyde Leoppard's Snearly Ranch Boys/Go Ahead On - Guitar Red/I'm Losing You - Red Williams/We Wanna Boogie - Sonny Burgess/Flat Foot Sam - Tommy Blake & His Rhythm Rebels/Great Balls Of Fire (from "Jamboree" Soundtrack) - Jerry Lee Lewis/High School Confidential (from "High School Confidential" Soundtrack) - Jerry Lee Lewis/Walking Alone - Four Dukes/Peroxide Blonde And A Hopped Up Model Ford - Gene Simmons/Raining The Blues - Ernie Barton/Cadillac Man - Jesters/I'm Gonna Move In The Room With The Lord - Brother James Anderson/I'm A Lover - Load Of Mischief

SUN 1034 - Collector's Edition Album from Rockin' Records, Vol.3 - Various Artists [1988] Limited edition, only 1,000 made. Just Walkin' In The Rain - Prisonaires/What'll You Do Next - Prisonaires/Gonna Have To Let You Be - Prisonaires/Don't Do That - Five Tinos/Good Gracious - Vel- Tones/Did You - Vel-Tones/Baby Doll - Four Dukes/New Orleans, La. - Rosco Gordon/After The Hop - Bill Pinkney & The Turks/Take Me When You Go - Ed Kirby/This Misery - Hunki Dori/Why Don't You Use Your Head - Hunki Dori/Baby Don't Leave Me - Hunki Dori/I Wonder Why -- Hunki Dori/I'd Like To Be There - Hunki Dori/Down Home - Hunki Dori

SUN 1035 - Rockin' Records, Vol.4: Listen to the Blues - Various Artists [1989] Limited edition, only 1,000 made. Jumpin' Blues - Walter Horton/Howlin' Wolf Boogie - Howlin' Wolf/Oh Red - Howlin' Wolf/Dorothy Mae - Joe Hill Louis/Truckin' Little Woman - Willie Nix/Hard Working Woman - B.B. King/Dry Up Baby - Robert 'Bobby Blue' Bland/Booted - Roscoe Gordon/No More Doggin' - Rufus Thomas/Night Walkin' Blues - Rufus Thomas/Decorate The Counter - Rufus Thomas/Blues Disease - Tiny Kennedy/You're Gonna Cry - Billy Love/I'm Lonesome Baby - Ike Turner/Independent Woman - Jackie Brenston/Leo The Louse - Jackie Brenston

SUN RR-05 - Collector's Edition Album from Rockin' Records, Volume 5 - Various Artists [1993] Limited edition, only 1,000 made. Watch That Stuff - Macy 'Skip' Skipper/Tootsie - Carl McVoy/Tough, Tough, Tough - Andy Anderson & The Rolling Stones/Bop, Bop, Baby - Wade Moore & Dick Penner/Miss Froggie - Warren Smith/Wild One (Real Wild Child) - Jerry Lee Lewis/Find My Baby For Me - Sonny Burgess With Roy Orbison/Give Me Some Love - Harold Jenkins/Flying Saucers Rock And Roll - Billy Lee Riley/Put Your Cat Clothes On - Carl Perkins/The Crawdad Song - Jerry Lee Lewis/Go Go Go - Roy Orbison/Rockhouse - Roy Orbison/Fairlane Rock - Hayden Thompson/I Need A Man - Barbara Pittman/Going Home #2 - Sonny Burgess

Thanks to Jerry Osborne.

Back to The Sun Story

Back to Sun International Album Discography, Part 1 (1969-1982) SUN-100 Series

On to Sun-Related Album Discography

Back to the Discography Listings Page

Back to the Both Sides Now Home Page